Tobias (Toby) Gutteridge, a former member of the U.K. Special Forces (S.B.S), an avid motocross rider, surfer and overall extreme sports enthusiast is the founder of The Bravery Organisation – an extreme sports brand that supports charities for underprivileged children and discharged members of the Armed Forces. He aims to support and empower those who have dug deep within themselves to overcome their own adversities by finding courage, strength and the resilience to bounce back stronger than ever, rather than sinking into despair.
Toby (32) who grew up in South Africa, was exposed from a young age to how easy it is for kids to fall into a life of crime, gangs and drugs. Due to this, his passion has always been to make a difference in the world and peoples lives. From these core beliefs came the motivation to join the British Royal Marines. Toby was on tour in Afghanistan when he got shot through the neck, which left him instantly paralysed from the neck down.